TITLE

EVALUAREA OBSTRUCÅ¢IEI PULMONARE CU AJUTORUL TOMOGRAFIEI COMPUTERIZATE LA PACIENÅ¢II SILICOTICI

AUTHOR(S)
Dumitru, Calin B.; Cocârlă, Aristotel; Brumboiu, Adrian I.; Bolboacă, Sorana D.; Băiescu, Marius L.; Tefas, Lucian G.; Jäntschi, Lorentz
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Clujul Medical;Dec2009, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p545
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A clinical study involving 34 pacients admitted in the Occupational Health Clinic in Cluj-Napoca between February 2004 and November 2008, diagnosed with different degrees of silicosis was conducted. The study aimed to establish the value and utility of high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in diagnosing the pathological changes present in simple and complex silicosis. The results obtained by CT scanning were correlated with the results from Pulmonary Function Tests. The results of the study revealed that emphysema and the "air-trapping" phenomenon, discovered and quantified through small HRCT sections (at the end of a deep inspiration and, respectively, after forced expiration) at the upper, middle and lower pulmonary fields correlate with the same parameters obtained in subjects through functional testing, especially with the Tiffneau index. The correlation between the predictive parameters of airway obstruction in silicosis and the changes on HRCT allowed the establishing of the same objective CT criteria for evaluating the degree of work capacity reduction in people occupationally exposed to silicium dioxide powder, affected by silicosis.
ACCESSION #
47121794

 

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